Cape May Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Cape May?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trips in Cape May, and the most popular trips in the area are Stone Harbor Inshore/Nearshore guided by Frank, Full Day Nearshore/Offshore Run guided by Mark, and Screaming Drag Surf Fishing guided by Frank.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Stone Harbor.

What types of fishing charters are common in Cape May?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Cape May as well as nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Cape May are: 1. bigeye tuna, 2. wahoo, 3. mahi mahi, and 4. bluefin tuna.

The most common fishing techniques in Cape May are trolling, light tackle fishing, and jigging but heavy tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Cape May fishing charters cost?

in Cape May prices can range anywhere from $150 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Cape May is $325. The average price for a full day trip in Cape May is $2,133.

What month is best for fishing in Cape May?

The most popular season for fishing in Cape May is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Cape May fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cape May?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Cape May don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Cape May.

Nearshore and Inshore Fishing from Cape May

You really have two options when fishing Cape May: head up the Delaware Bay or head out to the open ocean. The Delaware Bay is home to some great action in itself. With Cape May situated right at the mouth of the Bay, it is the perfect spot to capture all of the action.

With beautiful blue water and amazing fish habitat, the inshore fishing in Cape May is an angler's dream. Right in the middle of the eastern seaboard, it’s also home to an interesting mix of southern and northern nearshore and inshore species including speckled trout, black drum, weakfish, black seabass, porgy, and tautog. Of course, a trip to this area wouldn't be complete without striped bass.

Striper Fishing Cape May

Striper fishing in Cape May is top-notch and with a variety of fishing styles to use it's sure to be rewarding. Stripers are a hard-fighting and great-tasting fish that can be caught with a variety of tackle. Trolling, casting, jigging, and live bait are all popular and effective depending on the season and what these fish are biting. There are two seasons for these fish with the first being April through may during their spawning migration, and the second is November to December. These fish are the most sought-after inshore game fish in the state and are perfect for your next trip.

Cape May Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Heading offshore and the action is centered around white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The further out you go the better chance you have of hooking up to some quality pelagic fish. Trolling is the most popular approach to getting a bite and you never know whether it will be a few pounds or a few hundred pounds.

Popular Types of Fishing In Cape May

Cape May fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Cape May include inshore, offshore, and back bay fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch flounder, sea bass, and bluefish. Offshore fishing charters are for the more adventurous anglers who want to catch tuna, marlin, and shark. Back bay fishing charters are great for families and beginners who want to catch striped bass, weakfish, and bluefish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Cape May include striped bass, flounder, sea bass, bluefish, weakfish, tuna, marlin, and shark. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also catch other species such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, and swordfish.

When booking a Cape May fishing charter, be sure to ask about the landmarks you'll visit. Many charters will take you to popular spots such as the Cape May Lighthouse and Sunset Beach. These landmarks not only provide a beautiful backdrop for your fishing trip but also offer a chance to explore the history and culture of Cape May.

The Best Places To Fish In Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its prime location on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Cape May, whether you're looking to cast a line from shore or book a fishing charter:

1. Cape May Point State Park - This park offers excellent surf fishing opportunities for striped bass, bluefish, and more. Fishing charters are also available from the nearby marina.

2. Sunset Beach - This beach is a popular spot for surf fishing, with plenty of flounder, weakfish, and other species to be caught. Fishing charters can also be booked from the nearby marina.

3. Cape May Canal - This man-made canal is a great spot for catching striped bass, bluefish, and other species. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the canal's deeper waters.

4. Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area - This secluded beach is a favorite among local anglers for its excellent surf fishing opportunities. Fishing charters can also be booked from nearby marinas.

5. Delaware Bay - This large body of water offers some of the best fishing in Cape May, with a variety of species including striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's deeper waters.

Other Things To Do In Cape May

While Cape May fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming New Jersey city. Take a stroll through the historic district and admire the Victorian architecture, or visit the Cape May Lighthouse for stunning views of the coast. For a fun family outing, head to the Cape May County Park and Zoo or take a dolphin and whale watching tour. If you're looking for a bit of culture, check out the Cape May Stage or the East Lynne Theater Company for live performances. And of course, no trip to Cape May is complete without a visit to the beach - Higbee Beach and Sunset Beach are both popular choices.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent all around

    W.gary L. with Frank B. of Stone Harbor, New Jersey

  • ★★★★★
    Frank clearly knows these waterways and is a true master of Stone Harbor / Cape May. He took us to 7 spots in 4 hours to find the fish and even stayed out with us longer than the original length of the trip. It also seems like he really cares about his customers and was great with the more green members of our group. Would easily book another trip next time we're in the area. --Attison with Captain Experiences

    Attison B. with Frank B. of Stone Harbor, New Jersey

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